Its the beginning of a new season, a new year. Another season of memories, of friends, of games won and lost, of battles, of injuries, of near misses and of close calls. Another season where there will be new names, old faces, different positions, conflicting views and raised voices. When a bounce of a ball, wrong decision, miss timed tackle, foot in touch, the weather, the pitch and injuries will be blamed. Where referees and linesmen will be shouted at, spoken to, ridiculed, laughed at, cajoled, codded but always obeyed. When ten minutes will not seem enough and on other days seem a lifetime. When players will be remembered for the knock on not the countless tackles made and endless yards gained. New friendships will be formed, old enemies seen off, tales exaggerated, heroes and legends born.
It's a new season for everyone and thus for everyone its potential for success is boundless and it's promise of glory tantalizing. We at Kilfeacle and District Rugby Football Club look forward eagerly to meeting all or opponents and wish you good luck and fortune. May you all end only one position behind us in all competitions! As ever on the pitch we will meet you face-to-face, stand toe to toe. We will contest ever ball, fight for every inch, give no quarter and ask for none in return. Never ceasing until after the final whistle is blown and the result known. Whereas off the pitch we will extend the hand of friendship to all visitors and be as hospitable off the pitch as we are competitive on it!
The summer months were far from quiet "On the Hill" there have been many developments in the club with new coaches, new management systems, fundraising, planning and countless meetings. All these ingredients will hopefully provide a recipe for success and will definitely provide an atmosphere for enjoyment through participation for each and every individual that wears the blue. As ever we welcome anybody interested in joining the club or helping in any way, from sponsors to players, patrons to supporters, coaches to physio, grounds men to fundraisers everyone is welcome. Training continues every Wednesday and Friday nights at 7.30pm for all those players over 18 years of age who are interested. Kilfeacle and District R.F.C. have an inclusive not exclusive policy so all that come will be welcomed! The League fixtures are out for the 1st and 2nd teams and we are looking forward to a competitive season.
Congratulations to Cormac O'Donoghue U20 Munster squad, Byran McLoughlin U18 Munster squad and Thomas Hayes U17 Munster squad. All of whom were/are juvenile members of the club who will be representing the province over the next month, competitively.
Juvenile Training Returns Soon
Both mini and youth Rugby training will resume at Morrissey Park, (the Hill), in the not too distant future.
With a primary focus on fun, safety, learning the skills and improving the all important agility, balance and co-ordination of each child we welcome back our regular players and we extend a warm welcome to any new players who would like to come and play for the Blues.
The underage's of Kilfeacle have experienced quite a degree of success over the past number of years and it is envisaged this year will be no different.
Children from the ages of 6 and upwards are most welcome and importantly parents of the children are encouraged to come to the sessions, meet the coaches of each of the grades, meet the other parents and generally integrate within the groups.
Watch this space for dates and times and also keep an eye on Facebook/kilfeaclerfc or www.kilfeaclerfc.com for regular updates, news, fixtures and results.